Case Studies

Trailblazing industry entrepreneurs are multi-talented and multi-tasking, relying on Shapeways for 3D printing expertise. From concept to production—and from the small to large scale—manufacturing of high-performance products is no solo act.

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Verner Architects
Verner Architects leveraged 3D printing to create a custom, six foot, bathroom vanity for a kids bathroom during a custom home design. The architect had the challenge of creating a unique design for a client while ensuring that the vanity would be durable, waterproof, all while being a statement piece in the bathroom.
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Groen & Boothman
Dutch designers Hanno Groen and Joanna Boothman rely on the power of 3D printing in bringing their Creatures bracelet series to life, presenting luxurious, lightweight bracelets meant to stand the test of time as elegant keepsakes. Each 3D printed bracelet is highly customized and as unique as a fingerprint, hugging the wrist comfortably in a cuff-like fashion.
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Verner Architects

Verner Architects recently designed a bathroom vanity inspired by coral reefs and printed using SLS technology for water-resistance and durability.
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Multiple 3D printed MagMounts

67 Designs

67 Designs CEO Gavin Stener believes in the power of 3D printing for high-end adventure vehicle accessories like iPad mounting systems.
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3D printed sensor case in a beehive

BeeHero

Israeli pollination experts 3D print for better monitoring and sensing devices in smart beehives.
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BotFactory – the cable holder

BotFactory

BotFactory believes that anyone, anywhere, should have access to rapid prototyping. They 3D print with Shapeways to create parts for their PCB printers.
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Evan Gant

Although high quality and reliability in products are always critical, these days scalability is necessary to the success of most modern businesses.
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Snooz

Snooz 3D printed countless prototypes for their sleeping fan. After 100+ test models, Snooz was able to go from testing to making functional parts.
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Tilt Hydrometers in multiple colors

Tilt Hydrometer

Shapeways 3D printing helps Tilt Hydrometer dial into the center of gravity for home brewing beer.
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Kespry

Kespry worked with Shapeways to manufacture lightweight, industrial drones on-demand. 3D printing improved speed, delivery, and led to successful growth in business.
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Quantum Systems

Quantum Systems uses 3D printing to create quality prototypes to test parts for their drone technology. Industrial materials allow for lightweight yet durable parts.
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Groen & Boothman

Groen & Boothman used SLS 3D printing and Nylon 12 [Versatile Plastic] for their latest luxury jewelry series. The custom cuff bracelets feature unique handcrafted touches.
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The Elements ‘Water’ bracelet by Groen & Boothman

Groen & Boothman "Elements" Series

Designers Groen & Boothman use silver and other precious metals to create elegant 3D printed jewelry that features luxurious handcrafted touches.
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Kova

Kova by Sascha designs crowns and head-pieces that are made with industrial 3D printing at Shapeways.
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Lumino

LUMINO has created mask designs that accentuate most typical face coverings—adding different facets for added protection and using 3D printing for mass production.
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Luxmea

LuxMea Studio began 3D printing bespoke masks that can be individually customized using artificial intelligence (AI), and are extremely stylish.
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Voytek

Voytek has 3D printed a useful design for the medical industry. The sophisticated medical cable organizers use a superior material that are resistant to hospital cleaning chemicals.
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My Track Technology

3D printed test models for MTT electric remote-controlled track vehicles are critical to their process. Rapid prototyping plays a huge role in the success of their products.
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